back songs on piano, fiddles, cello, guitars and more gives them enormous scope, and keeps the surprises coming.” -
Alex Monaghan, FolkWorld
1. The Spree We Had At Christmas 4:18 Traditional arrangement Còig
2. Maybe This Christmas 2:35 Ron Sexsmith
3. Moita Festa (Galician Carol) 3:50 Jose Pacheco
4. Silent Night 3:45 Joseph Mohr
5. Scrooge Tunes 4:05 Traditional arrangement Còig
6. Daddy’s Beer 3:05 Dave Gunning/Jamie Robinson
7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 3:13 Traditional arrangement Còig
8. The Christmas Song 4:00 Mel Tormé/Robert Wells
9. Oh Joy 4:05 Traditional arrangement Còig
10. Have A Bari Merry Christmas 2:34 Traditional arrangement Còig
Producer Còig - Big Red Studio, Stillwater Lake, NS
Genre: Holiday/ Celtic/ Roots/ World
Nova Scotia, Canada
Chrissy Crowley, fiddler
Jason Roach , pianist
Rachel Davis, fiddler and singer
Darren McMullen, mandolin, guitar, banjo, etc.
Còig is one of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups made up of four accomplished multi-instrumentalists, Chrissy Crowley, Rachel Davis, Darren McMullen and Jason Roach. With the fiery Celtic high-energy style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century old tunes of past generations to original and upbeat compositions, featuring the bands range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitars, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). With driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled music force.
Còig’s music is a unique combination of influences that could only come from these four players.
“We all come from sort of a traditional background, but then we have different influences that we’re interested in,” explains fiddler and singer Rachel Davis. “Jason (Roach, pianist) has a jazz degree, and listens to a lot of different music. Chrissy (Crowley, fiddler) likes to dive into a lot of world music, Darren (mandolin, guitar, banjo, etc.) comes from a kind of Irish theme from playing around a lot. More of the traditional Cape Breton stuff is really what I love, plus all the folk songs, so it’s an interesting mix.”
The Cape Breton quartet have earned rave reviews from audiences around the world and an impressive list of credits for their recordings, ”Rove” (2017), “Carols” (2015) and “Five” (2014) including a Canadian Folk Music Award, a JUNO Award nomination and multiple East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova Scotia Awards.
The best in trad music, in a non-traditional way. That’s Còig.
Facebook: www.coig.ca facebook.com/coigmusic
Twitter + Instagram: @coigmusic
Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1489128235